Mir McLean scored six of her 14 points in a decisive fourth quarter and Virginia rallied past Loyola Chicago 68-62 in a women’s basketball game Wednesday night in Chicago.
It was the first UVA sporting event since Sunday’s shooting took the lives of three Cavaliers football players.
Camryn Taylor added 12 points for UVA (4-0), while Taylor Valladay had 11 and Alexia Smith 10.
The Cavaliers trailed 35-29 at the half and through most of the third quarter, but outscored the Ramblers (1-2) 20-13 in the final period.
Christopher Newport 86, Mary Baldwin 36: Sondra Fan scored 11 points and nationally ranked Christopher Newport forced 42 turnovers in rolling to a victory in Staunton.
The Captains, ranked fourth in the WBCA Preseason Top 25 and sixth in the D3hoops.com rankings, improved to 4-0.
Lauren Fortescue and Camille Malagar each added nine points for CNU, which led 20-2 after the first quarter and 40-8 at the half.
Guilford 58, Virginia Wesleyan 37: Lindsay Gauldin and J’la Hinson scored 14 points each to lift Guilford (3-0, 1-0) to an Old Dominion Athletic Conference victory in Virginia Beach.
Sariya Monroe had 10 points and nine rebounds to pace the Marlins (1-2, 0-1), who shot 21.4% from the field.
East Carolina 82, Hampton 73: Quentin Diboundje and Javon Small scored 17 points each and East Carolina rallied from a 17-point deficit in the second half to stun Hampton in Greenville, North Carolina.
ECU (3-0) trailed 52-35 with 16:52 left, but outscored Hampton 47-21 the rest of the way.
Russell “Deuce” Dean paced HU (1-2) with 23 points, while Jordan Nesbitt added 17 and Marquis Godwin had 10.
American 71, William & Mary 64: Johnny O’Neil scored 17 points and all five Eagles starters reached double figures as American downed the Tribe in Washington.
The Eagles (1-2) led 38-37 at the half and didn’t pull away until the final minute. The Tribe (1-3) trailed 65-62 with 40 seconds left, but American went 6 of 6 from the free-throw line to close it out.
Gabe Dorsey scored a career-high 16 points to lead W&M, while Noah Collier added 13 along with 11 rebounds.
Arizona State 63, VCU 59: Frankie Collins scored 15 points, and Arizona State erased an 11-point deficit as VCU went cold and the Sun Devils won in the Legends Classic at Barclays Center in New York.
Arizona State (3-1) plays No. 20 Michigan in the championship game on Thursday night after VCU plays Pittsburgh.
David Shriver knocked down a 3-pointer with 8:58 to play to give the Rams (2-1) a 52-41 lead, but from there they didn’t make another shot, missing nine times.
Radford 79, Averett 34: Kenyon Giles had 14 points in Radford’s home win.
Giles, a former Oscar Smith player, added five rebounds for the Highlanders (2-2).
Bryson McLaughlin led the Division III Cougars with eight points.
No. 20 Michigan 91, Pittsburgh 60: Jett Howard scored 17 points as Michigan pulled away in the second half for a rout in the Legends Classic semifinals in New York.
Joey Baker and Kobe Bufkin added 14 apiece for the Wolverines (3-0).
Jamarius Burton led Pittsburgh (1-2) with 14 points and Blake Hinson added 13.
Notre Dame 82, Southern Indiana 70: Trey Wertz scored 20 points, Nate Laszewski added 18 points and 10 rebounds and Notre Dame (3-0) beat Southern Indiana at home.
No. 11 Texas 93, No. 2 Gonzaga 74: Tyrese Hunter scored 26 points and a led a 3-point shooting barrage for Texas that carried the Longhorns to a win over Gonzaga at home.
Hunter, last season’s Big 12 Freshman of the Year at Iowa State, was 9-of-14 shooting and made five of Texas’ 13 3-pointers. He made three from long range in the opening minutes of the second half as the Longhorns seized control.
Texas (3-0) shut down Gonzaga All-American forward Drew Timme for long stretches and rendered him mostly ineffective when the game was still close.
Timme led Gonzaga (2-1) with 18 points.
No. 3 Houston 83, Texas Southern 48: Marcus Sasser scored 20 points and Jarace Walker added 19 to help Houston rout Texas Southern at home.
J’Wan Roberts had 10 points for Houston, which shot 52%. The Cougars (4-0) forced 18 turnovers, which they converted into 21 points.
Zytarious Morlte scored 15 points for Texas Southern (1-4).
No. 9 Arkansas 71, South Dakota State 56: Ricky Council scored 19 points in Arkansas’ victory at home.
Arkansas (3-0) used a 10-2 run over the last two minutes of the first half to build a double-digit halftime lead, an 11-0 run early in the second to build it to 22 and another 10-0 run midway through the second half to cement its control of the game.
The Jackrabbits (2-2), after defeating St. Bonaventure on Tuesday, could not slow down the Razorbacks.
No. 22 Tennessee 81, Florida Gulf Coast 50: Olivier Nkamhoua and Josiah-Jordan James each scored 18 points to lead Tennessee at home.
The Volunteers (2-1) bounced back from a loss to Colorado over the weekend by focusing on defense and limiting Florida Gulf Coast to 30% shooting (14 of 46).
No. 2 Stanford 80, Cal Poly 43: Hannah Jump matched her career high with a season-best 24 points and also equaled her career best of eight 3-pointers, leading Stanford at home.
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Stanford (5-0) used a 17-0 first-quarter run to take charge and led 27-8 midway through the second.
No. 7 Iowa State 88, Northern Iowa 85: Ashley Joens scored 26 points, Stephanie Soares had 23 and Iowa State survived a scare in its first road game of the season, holding off Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.
Emily Ryan’s 3-pointer with 2:03 remaining gave the Cyclones (3-0) an 86-85 lead after the host Panthers (2-1) had erased a 13-point deficit early in the fourth quarter.
No. 9 Notre Dame 92, Northwestern 58: Sonia Citron finished with 24 points and 10 rebounds, Olivia Miles added 21 points before getting ejected and visiting Notre Dame pounded Northwestern.
Lauren Ebo chipped in with 19 points and seven rebounds for the Irish (3-0).
No. 10 North Carolina State 96, Charlotte 48: Madison Hayes and Jada Boyd each scored 15 points as North Carolina State rolled at home.
Hayes’ scoring total was a career-high, and the junior guard reached it by making six of her seven shots, including three 3-pointers. She and Boyd, a former Boo Williams AAU player, also each had six rebounds for the Wolfpack (4-0).